By Jason Powell
-NXT TV returns with a new show after two weeks of “best of” content. NXT is headlined by a battle royal to become No. 1 contender to the NXT Women’s Championship. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV closes with Jay Briscoe vs. Dalton Castle vs. Moose vs. Matt Sydal in a four-way. My review of the show will be available before ROH airs on Comet TV tonight at 11:00 p.m. CT.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast includes guest is MMA reporter Ariel Helwani.
-Steve Austin’s new family friendly show features Ric Flair. The Unleashed show has another chat with Austin and Fowler.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcasts hosted by Chris Jericho have NXT coach Robbie Brookside, and William Shatner returned.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast guest is Dave Taylor. Listen to the show at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-Taz’s “The Human Podcast Machine” show is a daily show with a video feed option. You can view or listen to the shows at Play.it. Taz recently had Jim Ross on the show to discuss the debut of Mauro Ranallo on Smackdown.
-Ric Flair’s latest “Woooo! Nation” podcast has his daughter and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte. Check out the show at Play.it.
Birthdays and Notables
-Ed “Bearcat” Wright was born on January 13, 1932. He died on August 28, 1982 at age 50.
-Bruce Hart is 66 today.
-Reno Riggins (a/k/a Neal Hargrove) is 49 today.
-John Kronus was born on January 13, 1969. He died of heart failure on July 18, 2007.
-Shad Gaspard of the Cryme Tyme tag team is 35 today.
-Yujiro Takahashi is 35 today.
-Former WWE wrestler Barri Griffiths is 34 today. Griffiths wrestled as Mason Ryan in WWE.
-Former WWE Tough Enough contestant Luke Robinson is 31 today. Robinson was a finalist on the season hosted by Steve Austin. He lost to Andy Leavine in the finals.